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FE E RPART OF DUBLIN PEOPLE MEDIA GROUP www.dublinpeople.com Tel: 01 862161121 August - 27 August ‘19Vol.23. No.34UNRIVALLED WEEKLY DISTRIBUTION ACROSS OUR 3…
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FE E RPART OF DUBLIN PEOPLE MEDIA GROUP www.dublinpeople.com Tel: 01 862161121 August - 27 August ‘19Vol.23. No.34UNRIVALLED WEEKLY DISTRIBUTION ACROSS OUR 3 TITLESResult! Cian Newman, David Tuite and Cian Bolger pictured at St Aidan’s CBS, Whitehall, after collecting their Leaving Cert results last week. A full Leaving Cert photo special will feature in the upcoming education supplement in our August 28 edition. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLAEye Catching Blinds FromALPINE BLINDSENDS SOON!DON’T MISS OUT Fantastic Savings on all BlindsOPINION PAGE 4NEWS PAGE 2Irish in schools Heart care Despite being subjected to ‘Peig’ during his Leaving Certificate days in the 1980s, our columnist is still in favour of Irish being a compulsory subject in our schools.The Stoneybatter community recently came together for the launch of a life-saving defibrillator, which has been installed in a traditional phone box.WESTDUBLIN’STony McCullaghfor Education, Joe McHugh, provided an update on the 40 schools A NUMBER of local constructed by Western schools included in Building Systems (WBS) a major remediation that were included in programme will be the programme after allowed to reopen structural issues emerged in September, the Department of Education in 2018. Some 22 schools were has confirmed. included in the first phase Last week, the MinisterQUOTATIONIn our popular ‘From the Archives’ page, we feature the final week of the Hill of Howth tram service, an old photo of Rush Village in 1910, plus some fascinating press clippings.FITTINGBUY 3 or MORE BLINDS AND GET 25% OFFOUNDING AREAS COVEREDDublin’sspookiest children’sattraction!DELICIOUS MEALS DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR, Friendly, reliable service, no contract involved.“Drop into our Showrooms for the latest trends and great offers”www.alpineblinds.ieGhostbus Kids TourGet 5 Meals & 3 Desserts for only €24.95FREED3 SHOWROOM: 01 8570417 D15 SHOWROOM: 01 8612103 199 Phillipsburgh Ave, Unit 3, Old Quarry Ind. Est. 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Not available in conjunction with any other special offer or vouchers.EST.To order call  01 4735 595 or visit www.wiltshirefarmfoods.ie Order your FREE Brochure today and explore the full range of meals and desserts available.Tours Every Saturday Use promo code “fright” for 15% discountdodublin.ie2NORTHSIDE PEOPLE WEST 21.08.19Defibrillator installed in Stoneybatter phone box the lifesaving piece of equipment was installed in a traditional green and white Irish phone box, injecting the Dublin 7 areaA new defibrillator has found a somewhat unusual home in Stoneybatter. Earlier this month,A Phibsborough fire officer shows Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick how to do CPR.West80-83 Omni park S.C Santry, Dublin 9. Tel:01-8621611Part of Dublin People Media Group 8621611 Vol.22. No.27 www.dublinpeople.com Tel: 01UNRIVALLED WEEKLY DISTRIBUTWest4 July - 10 July ‘18ION ACROSS OUR 3 TITLES DUBLIN’S#1 WEEKLY NEWSPAPERSStoneybatter is largest gay neighbourhood IT’S official - Stoneybatter is Ireland’s largest gay neighbourhood. And an analysis by property listings website Daft.ie has found that rent and house prices are surging faster in the country’s top 10 gay communities. At least 7 percent of the population were estimated to be in samesex relationships in Ireland’s top 10 ‘PrideFilled Places’ report, with Stoneybatter coming out on top with a figure of 8.9Sonia O’Sullivan, Sarah of the findings were Rachel O’Connell, Pictured in Stoneybatter at the launch (all Daft.ie) and Dolly Grip. Martin Clancy, Brian Allen, Alex GeronimoDowney,percent. This was followed by Grand Canal Dock (8.3OPINION PAGE 4FESTIVAL PAGE 6ARCHIVES PAGE 27Unholy rowFestival feverOld Finglasfeatures in this See our page of photos and Finglas Minister Josepha Madiweek’s ‘From the Arreport from the second gan’s comments about chives’ page, along with Stoneybatter Festival women priests was a other great photos and took place at the welcome contribution to which stories from the past. end of June. the debate.GARDEN SHEDS FOR SALE8 FT X 6FTONLY €395city.Continued page 2We really are mad about plants!FREE DELIVERY FREE ASSEMBLY FREE SHELVINGDOG KENNELS from €65 5FT PICNIC TABLES €165, 6ft: €195 €159 SIDE GATES FITTED from only framework Includes surrounding Please call for a quotationALSO OLD SHEDS AND FENCES for a quotationcity. Just as rents have been rising faster in Dublin’s pride-filled places, so too have sale prices. In the last five years alone,house prices have risen by 72 percent in these areas, compared with a 60 percent rise in over 30 neighbouring districts that were also analysed. The research was conducted by economist and assistant professor of economics at Trinity College Dublin, Ronan Lyons. Commenting on the findings, he said: “In Dublin’s 10 most PrideFilled Places, 8 percent of the population are in same-sex relationships, almost three times the fraction elsewhere in theGift shop | Cafe | Show gardensWE DO ALL SIZESSPECIAL OFFERpercent), Christchurch (8.2 percent), Dublin 8 (7.9 percent), Drumcondra (7.9 percent), Ranelagh (7.6 percent), Rathmines (7.6 percent), Smithfield (7.5 percent), East Wall (7.3 percent) and Dublin 1 (7 per cent). According to the Daft. ie research, rents in these communities are now 7 percent (or €150 per month) higher than neighbouring areas in theREMOVEDPlease call086 301 7176 ANYTIME www.avonmoresheds.comPHONE THOMAS01 825 6678 RatoathGardenCentre John Lord’s Garden - for tips andadvice.www.ratoathgardencentre.ieCONTACTS General Manager: Conor Mahon conor.mahon@dublinpeople.com Group Editor: Tony Mccullagh t.mccullagh@dublinpeople.com Northside People West Editor: Jack Gleeson j.gleeson@dublinpeople.comwith a really stylish retro feature. Dubbed 'the heart of Stoneybatter' by locals, the vital unit is located on the grass verge at the Stoneybatter Rock, just across from Kavanagh’s pub. The launch of the defibrillator is the culmination of months of local fundraising and the assistance of Dublin city councillors. The project is the brainchild of local resident Alan Ecock, who was born and raised on Manor Street. Alan spotted a similar installation in Killarney while on holidays last year but this is the first of its kind in Dublin – and hopefully not the last. Alan commentedNOTICE:Terms and conditions for acceptance of advertisements. North Dublin publications Ltd reserves the right to decline, omit, suspend or alter any advertisement in any of its publications or to terminate any contract and will not be held responsible for any loss caused thereby. No liability is accepted for any loss or damage caused by an error in printing of any advertisement. No liability is accepted for any loss or damage alleged to arise through delay in forwarding copyPictured at the launch of Stoneybatter’s new defibrillator were (from left): John Keogh, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Phibsborough Fire Station; Cllr Janice Boylan, Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick and local resident Alan Ecock, who came up with the idea. the person’s chance of survival doubles. “AEDs are simple to use and need to be available, accessibleand in working order to make the difference in communities. We are delighted that the local people in Stoneybatter willbenefit from this new AED and it will improve their chance of surviving an out of hospital cardiac arrest in their community.”Progress made on defective schools From page 1 including Tyrrelstown Education Together NS, over the past six and seven weeks. This will enable the precautionary measures put in place at these schools to be removed as the work has now been completed. Structural remediation work in the remaining eight of these 22 schools is due to commence later this year. Planned fire safety remediation works were carried out in theseAdvertising Sales 01-8621611 sales@dublinpeople.com Find us on Facebook www.dublinpeople.comsaid: “This initiative is so important for us in Stoneybatter and will help us support the community and save lives. It's great to launch it during the summer when many of the community will be out enjoying the weekend. We see this as just the start and with the support of Dublin City Council we might just see more retro phone boxes with defibs pop up across the city.” Brigid Sinnott, Resuscitation Manager at the Irish Heart Foundation, said: “When a person suffers a cardiac arrest, their chance of survival decreases by 10 percent for every minute that passes without CPR and defibrillation. If CPR is commenced immediately,Fine Gael’s Deirdre Duffy eight schools during the summer. This fire safety remediation programme will progress to the 14 schools that have undergone structural remediation. Seventeen schools, including BroombridgeEducation Together NS in Cabra, are included in the second phase of the remediation programme. These schools have undergone detailed assessments over recent weeks, according to the Minister’s update. Engineers have advised that some permanent remediation work is required in each of these schools. In the interim, temporary engineering solutions and other precautionary measures are being put in place in parts of some of these school buildings. In a statement, Minister McHugh said: “Good progress is being made on the programme for remediation works in the schools. “I want to thank the principals, patrons, boards of management, teachers, parents and pupils in these schools. It is with their support and cooperation while the work is carried out that we can restore their schools to normality. “I am deeply conscious of the disruption and difficulties that this issue has caused since last autumn. It is acomplex problem that has required intensive analysis and tailored solutions following detailed assessment by engineers.” Minister McHugh added: “Safety has always been at the heart of our response to the structural deficiencies that were identified in these schools. It will continue to be. “Any permanent or temporary engineering solutions or precautionary measures that are advised byengineers as a result of detailed assessment and analysis of these buildings are being undertaken.” Deirdre Duffy, a Fine Gael candidate for Dublin Central in the next general election, welcomed the news that Broombridge Educate Together NS and the crèche is to reopen in September. “The parents and children of Broombrdge National School are greatly relieved at the news that the school is due to reopen followingessential works carried out by the Department of Education,” she said. “It has been a particularly difficult summer for the parents of children attending the crèche and for the crèche staff. The ongoing uncertainty has only added to their worries.” Ms Duffy added: “Broombridge ETNS is a wonderful, vibrant school with a strong community spirit and we can now look forward to the new term and the reopening of Bo Peeps crèche.”A total of 40 schools have been included in the remediation programme. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK3NORTHSIDE PEOPLE WEST 21.08.19Jesse Jones receives King’s Inns residency VISUAL artist Jesse Jones has been announced as recipient of the inaugural Creative Residency Award from the Honourable Society of King’s Inns and Dublin City Council Culture Company. The six-month residency begins on September 1 and will support Jones to explore her practice and the theme of art and law. She will also develop a new work, with reference to King’s Inns and the historic environment of Henrietta Street where both organisations are based. “We are delighted to provide a mechanism, support and space through this partnership for an artist of Jesse’s calibre to develop her work as part of thisinaugural residency,” said Iseult Byrne, CEO, Dublin City Council Culture Company. “It has been a pleasure to begin this partnership with King’s Inns and we look forward to working closely with Jesse and the advisory group for this residency in the coming months. “This residency is a unique opportunity for us to help develop and strengthen cultural impact through collaboration, by providing essential resources and support directly to artists working in Dublin.” Jones’ work has a strong connection to law and activism, perhaps most noticeably seen in ‘Tremble Tremble’, her representation for Ireland at the 2017 VeniceBiennale. In continuation of this interest, she plans to collaborate with legal advisors, key workers and activists to create a new work for her creative residency. "I am deeply honoured to take part in this new and exciting collaboration between the Honourable Society of King's Inns and Dublin City Council Culture Company,” Jones said. “The law has always been an important touchstone in my practice from a feminist perspective in relation to justice and our collective values as a society. “I hope this residency will allow me to explore this further in my practice. It is a unique opportunity to access the inner workings of thePictured are Tracy Geraghty, Dublin City Council Culture Company; Aalia Kamal, Dublin City Council Culture Company; Mary Griffin, the Honorable Society of King’s Inns; Michael Cush, Barrister; artist Jesse Jones; Iseult Byrne of Dublin City Council Culture Company; and Renate Ní Uigin, the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. PHOTO: MARC O’SULLIVAN King's Inns as a site of learning, archiving of the law and in a community context in and of itself, which is richly connected to the history and practice of the law in Ireland.” The residency will provide Jones with unprecedented access to King’s Inns’ venue and resources, including the library, park, staff and students as well as offering accommodation, living expenses and artwork production alongside opportunities for shared practice andpeer learning. The work developed as part of the residency will be hosted by the Honourable Society of King’s Inns for public presentation. “This represents a new adventure for King’s Inns,” said Mary Griffin,CEO of the Honourable Society of King’s Inns. “Our members have always made valuable contributions to many aspects of society and we feel it is timely and appropriate to explore how the arts and legal communities cancomplement each other. “I was bowled over by the number and quality of the applications received in response to the open call and would like to thank the selection panel and acknowledge the ongoing contribution of the advisory group."FINGLAS DIY UNIT 1&2 DUNNESTORES SHOPPING CENTRE CARDIFFSBRIDGE ROAD FINGLAS D11PREFINISHED OAK DOORS SUPPLIED AND FITTED WITH FRAME ARCHITRAVE LOCK HANDLES AND HINGESSOLID DOOR €299 • GLAZED DOOR €335 • TREBLE GLAZED €399Professional Tax Training for all your Irish payroll queries.www.ipass.ieALSO WHITE PRIMED DOORS SUPPLIED AND FITTED WITH LOCK HANDLES AND HINGES €129 EACHENROL NOW!€129 each supplied and fitted with lock handles and hingesClasses starting in September Certificate in Payroll TechniquesColonal 6 panelCantuburyQQI Level 6, Higher Education, Special Purpose AwardEnhance Your Career with an IPASS QualificationTel: 01 408 9100Email: ask @ ipass.ieOne evening per week at a venue near you Distance/Online Learning Option available Full list of venues at www.ipass.ieClassic textured woodgrainElite textured woodgrainColonist textured woodgrainFREE MEASURING SERVICEFor a brochure, text PAY followed by your email address to 51444Ph 018343221Mobile 08582258384OpinionNORTHSIDE PEOPLE WEST 21.08.19'Peig' was absolute torture for students Like many others, I struggled with ‘Peig’ and it started to affect my relationship with the Irish language. Thankfully, there was an English Editor translation version of the book Dublin People Group available but this only reinforced t.mccullagh@dublinpeople.com everything I disliked about it. I can safely say that I spoke better Irish in primary school than I did after the Leaving Cert. My fifth class THIS image will instantly put the teacher was a native Irish speaker fear of God into generations of Irish from Donegal and he placed very people who still bear the scars of strong importance on its spoken use. having to study ‘Peig’. I genuinely developed a grá for Irish You often hear of adults getting around that time. anxiety dreams about sitting the In secondary school, the emphasis Leaving Cert, even decades after changed from speaking Irish to finishing school. When I do, the studying poems and books. And it was subject of my nightmares is nearly always Irish – and the questions I can’t the choice of ‘Peig’ as the compulsory Leaving Cert novel that killed our answer usually involve Peig Sayers. enthusiasm for the native tongue. When I sat my Leaving Cert in the I reckon we’d be much more 1980s, there was simply no avoiding her. Peig’s tale of woe and hardship on proficient Irish speakers had Roddy the Blasket Islands filled us with dread. Doyle’s ‘Barrytown Trilogy’ or ‘Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha’ been translated City slickers like us couldn’t relate to rural isolation so we had little empathy into Irish and put on the curriculum (anyone know how to say ‘ask me with her life story. To a teenager, it b*****’ as Gaelige?). was mind-numbingly boring and Last week, the Government completely irrelevant to our life. It was announced it was relaxing the rules absolute torture.TONY McCULLAGHfor parents seeking Irish exemptions for students with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. While there was some welcome for these measures, there were also fears expressed by Irish groups that it could prove to be a back door to making the subject optional in the future. Conradh na Gaeilge had an interesting take on the move, suggesting that the Government should tweak how Irish is taught rather than increase the number of exemptions granted. For instance, students with learning difficulties could focus on an oral exam instead of a written once, allowing them to study Irish to the best of their ability. As Ireland has become a home to many other nationalities, some of our newer residents will also have legitimate reasons for seeking Irish language exemptions. However, as many students as possible should be encouraged to learn Irish, which remains an important part of our heritage and culture. Notwithstanding my dislike of ‘Peig’ (the book, not the person), I am fully in favour of Irish being retained as a compulsory subject.ONE BRAND 3 EASY WAYS to read all your local news & sports...ONLINEON MOBILEIN PAPER5NORTHSIDE PEOPLE WEST 21.08.19e l a s r e m m SuFREELUXURY UNDERLAYOur Summer Sale ENDS SOON so don't miss out on FREE luxury underlay when you buy from our stock carpets*. There are HUGE reductions on big brand, quality carpets too so call in and our expert staff will help you find the perfect carpet to suit your space. See tcmatthews.ie for the *t&c's.on all stock carpets*Call 076 603 9000Visit tcmatthews.ie6NORTHSIDE PEOPLE WEST 21.08.19Naomh Fionnbarra celebrates THIS month saw the opening of ‘Community Park’, Naomh Fionnbarra GAA Club’s new pitch, sponsored by Community Credit Union (CCU). The launch coincided with CCU’s 10-year sponsorship of the Cabra club and marked the opening day of Naomh Fionnbarra’s Festival Week. Over the last number of years, CCU has provided financial sponsorship to Naomh Fionnbarra as well as four other local GAA clubs.The Rising Phoenix Flute Band provided the marching music for Naomh Fionnbarra GAA’s launch.Naomh Fionnbarra GAA club led a
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